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There's also one single plant that's leading California's water consumption and it's one that's not generally cultivated for humans: alfalfa. Grown on over a million acres in California, alfalfa sucks up more water than any other crop in the state. And it has one primary destination: cattle. 'If Californians were eating all the beef they produced, one might write off alfalfa's water footprint as the cost of nurturing local food systems. But that's not what's happening. Californians are sending their alfalfa, and thus their water, to Asia.' Alfalfa growers are now exporting some 100 billion gallons of water a year from this drought-ridden region to the other side of the world in the form of alfalfa.
Beef eaters are already paying more. Water-starved ranches are devoid of natural grasses that cattle need to fatten up so ranchers have been buying supplemental feed at escalating prices or thinning their herds to stretch their feed dollars. But McWilliams says that in the case of agriculture and drought, there's a clear and accessible actions most citizens can take: Changing one's diet to replace 50 percent of animal products with edible plants like legumes, nuts and tubers results in a 30 percent reduction in an individual's food-related water footprint. Going vegetarian reduces that water footprint by almost 60 percent. 'It's seductive to think that we can continue along our carnivorous route, even in this era of climate instability. The environmental impact of cattle in California, however, reminds us how mistaken this idea is coming to seem.'"
I would give my left one to have your problem, I've been trying to get a kaizan this in place for even 1 iteration, and I can't get any traction. One man's curse is anothers dream. Making it a requirement seems a little harsh, but having the luxury of fixing that annoying thing is priceless
The answer clearly is no
we really should be doing more XPrizes, 10 million to whomever can get 50c/watt panels
10 million to whomever can get a 1MW/Hour storage battery
My pi is wired up as a Gameshow controller. I bought two 4 inch buttons from Adafruit, they're wired up as a 2 player controller, with sound and light.
Player 1 your answer?
it was a huge hit for a large crowd
This is exactly what I did in my kids 1st grade class, the whole class had a hoot trying to program their Teacher how to write on the digital whiteboard.
A few years back, people were tracking the radio stations of cars on the freeway. You need a local oscillator to feed into the Phased Lock Loop to isolate your station of choice, they were listening for that local oscillator.
I was thinking of tagging every gun free zone as being armed, so the criminals that reference this app will think twice before committing a crime there.
He couldn't have gone one step better and used a Suckling Pig, like the ones you Dissect in Biology class.
Flying Cat MEH
Flying Pig EPIC